29 July 2021

Top Places for Engagement Photos in Norfolk

From beachy shores to historic streets and homes, Norfolk offers the perfect setting for your engagement photos. Capture the unique style of you and your significant other with options including an urban skyline, brick-paved streets, beautiful homes that date back 100’s of years, vibrant murals or sandy toes by the ocean. Whether you are from the 757 region or just love our city, let Norfolk be your engagement shoot location!

Freemason District

Freemason will add The Notebook movie vibe to your photoshoot, with its large picturesque trees lining the cobblestone streets. This beautiful neighborhood is just one of many scenic areas in Norfolk that is sure to be the perfect backdrop to any photoshoot with your sweetie. After your sunset shoot, head over to Four Eleven York to enjoy a glass of champagne to celebrate your love.

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The Pagoda

Located along the Elizabeth River Trail, the Pagoda is tucked away in a beautiful oriental garden. The flourishing landscape changes with the seasons and creates an incredible, secluded spot for you and your significant other. Because of the Pagoda’s Taiwanese architecture and serene gardens, your save the dates will have guests thinking you ran off to Asia for your photoshoot.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

The Norfolk Botanical Garden offers a wide range of seasonal flowers that can add bright pops of color to the greenery of the garden. With a variety of beautiful spots including ivy-covered staircases, ponds and pergolas covered in flowers, every corner of the garden offers a gorgeous landscape for your photos. 

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The Beach

Only 10 minutes from downtown is Norfolk’s Ocean View neighborhood where you will find 7.5 miles of beach. This quiet, beachy hideaway offers breathtaking sunset views as the waves roll over the sand. While your photographer knows best, we suggest walking along the water hand in hand with your soon-to-be spouse as the sunlight reflects off the Chesapeake Bay while the waves gently roll in for the best shot!

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The NEON District

For a fun and unique location, look no further than The NEON District. This vibrant neighborhood is full of brightly colored murals from local artists and showcases the beauty and culture behind the city’s art scene. Whether you and your partner are art lovers or not, you’re sure to have the most vibrant save the dates!


From historic Granby Street with romantic arched marquee lights to the breathtaking Battleship Wisconsin and waterside parks Downtown, this neighborhood offers a wide range of picturesque locations. Whether you have specific photo spots planned out or just looking to go with the flow, you won’t be disappointed with Downtown as your backdrop.  

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